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Winning Proposals and Bids
by Chris Wadsworth
The Fount

The upturn in the New Zealand economy is going to bring more opportunities for new business. So how do you ensure success comes to your business instead of your competition? ...
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7 Leadership Lessons From the Great Antarctic Explorer - Sir Ernest Shackleton - Part 2
by Jo Fife
Grow Your Business

The following lessons apply in a crisis, but also apply if you have a very tough goal you wish to achieve and need to get the whole team behind you ...
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Self-Discipline and Saving Money
by Keith Kerr
Loan Market

A great way to save money is to be aware of the fact that one has the power to define the state of his finances specifically through a conscious effort of disciplining the way one spends and controlling one’s expenditures ...
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An Overlooked Growth Strategy - Extracting Gold Nuggets From Your Financial Statements
by Ann Cooper-Smith
StreetSMART Accountants Ltd

Are your financial statements simply an IRD compliance cost to your business? Or do they help you better understand your business strengths and weaknesses and strategise a pathway to growth? ...
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Keeping Business Simple
by Sarah Lochead-MacMillan
Business Turbo Boost

I have often found small business owners and those wanting to start their businesses make their lives so complicated. They buy lots and lots of books and end up with pages and pages of data and ideas and no idea how to actually put them into action ...
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Do You Need Medical Insurance?
by Colleen La Touche
Solutions Financial Services

I am often being asked, “Why should I have medical insurance, when New Zealand has a very good public health system.” Although this statement is true, with an aging population and budget constraints in the public sector, there are strong indicators that people may have to consider paying for a greater share of their health costs ...
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5 Warning Signs of Type 2 Diabetes
by Sally Feinerman
Fitness Fix

As we get older, we may become more susceptible to illness, our energy levels drop and our bodies can start to slow down. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping your body active is essential for warding off health issues such as heart disease and diabetes ...

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How to Avoid Frustrating Your Customers
by Renata Mathewson
Maple Marketing

I have discovered the most annoying question you can ask a prospect: “What’s your budget?” When someone asks you how much your products or services cost, focus on the value and the return on investment. Focus on the outcomes ...
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Maintaining ICT Governance in a Fast Changing World
by Chris Luoni
Dial a CFO

Information and communications technology (ICT) is the lifeblood of an organisation and it is difficult to imagine a business existing in today’s modern world without using these platforms as an integral part of the business, thus being very dependent on them ...
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